The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki reopens in Spring , We tell here the history of one of Steven Holl most celebrated architectures. The Architect’s Eye: The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki. Steven Holl’s Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki. Kiasma was designed by the American architect Steven Holl. In addition to Kiasma, Holl has designed 16 other museums around the world, including museums.

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The museum reopens in Marchwith three exhibitions; a retrospective on Robert Mapplethorpe, an exhibition inspired to kiaska elements of nature and one dedicated to portraiture. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Kiasma is a contemporary art museum located on Mannerheimintie in HelsinkiFinland.

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In the landscape plan, extending the bay up to the building will provide an area for future civic development along this tapering body of water, which also serves as a reflecting pool for Finlandia Hall and new development along the south edge of the water.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Finnish: Congratulations to Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art for a kissma first two decades!

In addition, the curved roof section with its “refracting” skylight introduces another means for distributing light to galleries below the top level. We considered the range of contemporary artwork, and tried to anticipate the needs of a variety hlol artists including those whose works depend on a quiet atmosphere to bring out their full intensity.

One of the three Finnish national art galleries, Kiasma has reopened after being closed for repairs for six months. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 14 Juneat The general character of the rooms, which are almost rectangular with one wall curved, allows for a silent yet dramatic backdrop for the exhibition of contemporary art.


In general, from the outside, the building appears as a long regular strip, while internally it reveals a complex and articulated sequence of spaces, different in height, dimension and shape, often overlooking on one another and sometimes opening the view toward the wide urban panorama bordering the western side of the museum. You may also be museu, in An architectural design competition kiaema design a building for the contemporary arts museum was stevn in The design of the building, Finnishized as “Kiasma”, underwent slight modification during the design process, but nevertheless was regarded as controversial; for instance its close proximity to the equestrian statue of Finnish President Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.

The curved roof allows secondary skylights while horizontal light is deflected down through the section along the center. I accept the terms and conditions of privacy. The museum attracted ,—, visitors per year in — Helsinki An overview of the Kiasma museum by Steven Holl.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The contemporary art collection began as the Museum of Contemporary Art Finnish: Retrieved from ” https: Chiasma is indeed a scientific term indicating the intersection of filaments, such as optic nerves, in anatomy and the exchange of genetic material between two chromosomes in genetics.

This attitude is particularly evident at the Kiasma, where contribution and participation to activities by the public, by children especially, is strongly encouraged. Petra Gibb at the Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm.

The interiors refer to the landscape and form the site that, in this special place and circumstance, is a synthesis of building and landscape…a kiasma. There are early sketches where the two inter-crossing figures are both straight indeed, but the physical and historical constraints of the kasma eventually led to two different shapes, one curve and one linear. Helsinki, FinlandSection: Unlike a hierarchical sequenced or ordered movement, this open ended casual circulation provokes moments of pause, reflection, and discovery.

The firm considered the range of contemporary artwork, and tried to anticipate the needs of a variety of artists. Particular to Helsinki is the horizontal natural light of the northern latitudes. These rooms are silent, but not static; they are differentiated kaisma their irregularity. These rooms are meant to be silent, but not static; they are differentiated through their irregularity.


The Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art provides a variety of spatial experiences. ExhibitionArts. Expowall opens SGallery, a new space for art.

Sign up in floornature Floornature is an international design and architecture portal with a focus on contemporary architecture, exclusive interviews with great masters of international architecture and the most interesting new developments in the world of architecture. The geometry has an interior mystery and an exterior horizon that, like two hands clasping each other, form the architectonic equivalent of a public invitation.

Nykytaiteen museo in The northern side of the Kiasma building. Art museum in Helsinki, Finland.

Through care in development of details and materials, the museum provides a dynamic yet subtle spatial form, extending towards the city to the south and the landscape to the north. Steven HollCity: Thus the core of the building, a narrow internal space stevem by the long curved ramp connecting the wteven with the exhibition galleries, would be very dark if not illuminated by a glass ceiling which provides a vertical illumination that, also due to the curved wall enclosing the space, dramatically evolves during the times of the day.

Architect Steven Holl

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Exhibition Denise Scott Brown Photographs, The slight variation holo room shape and size due to the gently curving section of the building allows natural light to enter in several different ways.